When most people hear the word “Parkour,” they recall Youtube videos of people racing through town while gliding from obstacle to obstacle. Andy Day was perplexed by the urban sport while seeing it on TV one day.
With little prior photography experience, he decided to set out and document the intriguing activity and those that participated. He had no idea it would lead to a professional career photographing Parkour.
Photographing Parkour and Its High-Flying Madness
“Curation is a word long associated with the performance of traditionally feminized labor: A putting together, an assembling, a nurturing, a taking care of things and people. Curing hams and charcuterie and “putting up” produce for the winter. Chicken soup for the common cold; restoratives, remedies, and healing. It’s unpaid labor that structures and enables paid, productive labor.”
– Desiring Machines, The New Inquiry